NABOKV-L post 0011729, Mon, 22 Aug 2005 20:03:03 -0700

Jon's Morgan. "Solving LOLITA's Riddle"
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Solving Nabokov's Lolita Riddle: Vladimir Nabokov, the author of the best-selling novel Lolita, was also a composer of chess problems for many decades. In one particular chess problem, discussed in his memoirs and published separately in Poems and Problems, Nabokov engaged in a stunning Wonderland chess duel against Lewis Carroll. This chess duel has been analysed by me for the very first time on my website, as well as in my book 'Solving Nabokov's Lolita Riddle' (2005), which has only just been published here in Australia. I thought some of your members might find Nabokov's symbolic chess duel rather interesting. Jo Morgan [1/8/05]